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Indian Punjab chief minister, other Indian politicians visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan

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Important Indian politicians visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.
Sikhs across the globe are celebrating the 552nd birth anniversary of religion’s founder, Baba Guru Nanak.
Indian Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi, along with ministers part of the first delegation from India to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.
Important Indian politicians, including the Indian Punjab chief minister, visited the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib today, a day before Gurpurab, which marks the birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Baba Guru Nanak.

The Kartarpur Corridor, which links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district, reopened on Wednesday.

Pilgrimage to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indian Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi, along with his ministers, were part of the first delegation to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.

Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC) president Sardar Ameer Singh greeted and received them on their arrival.

A Foreign Office spokesperson had earlier said Indian Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Om Prakash Soni, along with Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu will also visit Pakistan.

Rajasthan Cabinet Minister Harish Chaudhry and eight members of the Indian Punjab Legislative Assembly will also be part of the delegation, the FO spokesperson’s statement had said.

However, Sidhu’s media adviser, Surinder Dalla, later said the Punjab Congress president will visit Kartarpur Corridor to pay obeisance on November 20, and not today.

Earlier, Channi had welcomed the Indian government’s decision of reopening the Kartarpur Corridor and said the state cabinet will be part of the first “jatha” (group) which will visit the historic shrine in Pakistan on November 18, the Hindustan Times had reported.

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